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Edward Hakanson

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  1. Hi, I have been having a lot of trouble exporting high resolution images from rockworks as png files. This topic was addressed by Tom Bresnahan via e mail and since I have decided to try to export the Rw2D file as a georeferenced png to SURFER to reproduce it there. When I export from SURFER as a png the quality is excellent which brings me to another observation and posible bug within the Rockworks program. When I export as a png file from SURFER, as I increase the number of pixels the size of the document increases, the exact opposite occurs with Rockworks. I have also sent an e-mail on this topic with a screen shot of what I am talking about.
  2. You are right, this behavior is very strange but be it as it may when I increase the size of the page the number of pixels (scale) subsequently decreases. Unfortunately the screen shot that I sent to you didn't go through with very good resolution because you would have seen clearly by the numbers that the image scaling behavior is seemingly backwards. I am on a network so I do not have access to the installation disks. However, do you think that it may be necessary to reinstall the program?
  3. Using the TD tool in the Borehole Manager

    Hi Tom, I just uploaded three RwDat files to rockware.com/upload/. The well names are different but the exercise is the same. Well 1 is vertical, well 12 is deviated and well 14 is undrilled but will be deviated towards the northwest. How do I go about determining an optimum well path that will keep me furthest away from the lost circulation zones of both Wells 1 and 12 without dropping the azimuth below 315º?
  4. determine optimum path xyz points

    Hi, I am having difficulty using the Determine Optimum Path XYZ Points tool. I enter a series of data and when I try to run the program it says that it needs at least two points, regardless of the fact that I have entered 3 different xyz pairs and properly defined the units. Listed are the xyz values from left to right. 350000 1190000 600 350000 1190000 301 350000 1190000 300 350100 1190050 200 350300 1190250 -1300 350500 1190500 -2000
  5. PDF export (and others)

    Hi Mitch, As a matter of fact I have tried increasing the Pixels per inch as well as resizing the exported png file and the higher the resolution I use the thinner the lines are. That is the opposite of what I want to accomplish. I want to créate maps that show significantly thicker lines to represent specific borehole paths or faults and thusfar I have not been able too. Any other suggestions? What is the e-mail address of support so that I can send the files to you and maybe that way see the difficulty that I am experiencing.
  6. PDF export (and others)

    Hi Mitch, Thank you. I still don't understand the limitation that exists with PDF but that's OK. I perfectly understand the mathematical calculation of the pixel count so that is not the issue. However, the 4"x 3"image size that you suggest leaves me with a rather low resolution image. I have tried upping the resolution by creating an image that is 20"x 15"which increases the number of pixels (great) and gives me a high resolution image in MS Word (great). Regardless, the line widths are compensated (NOT GREAT). In other words thick lines in Rockworks are visualized as thin lines in MS Word (Bummer). Can you give me some advice on how to overcome this graphics limitation?
  7. Digitizing points in RW2D

    Hi, With the digitize points option in RW2D I would like someone to explain to me the use of this tool. I mean, after digitizing the points how do I go about saving those locations? For example, I don't see any kind of point table as there is for polyline or polygons.
  8. Digitizing points in RW2D

    Thanks Molly, So if I use option 4, should I be able to create a new point map and append it to the 2D image that I am working on? If I only mark one or two points that creates a problem because the Easy Map tool in Utilities needs at least three points to make a simple point map (even though contours are not necessary). I think that in an earlier post this issue was addressed but has yet to be modified with a new upgrade.
  9. PDF export (and others)

    Adobe Illustrator can edit SVG images. I am sure that Corel Draw can as well.
  10. PDF export (and others)

    Hi Mitch, Thank you for you comment. I don't understand why PDF would be too difficult to integrate as a file export type but I suppose that there must be a reason (). On the other hand, I figured that the resolution of my images had to do something with the scalability but I have noticed that when I change the pixels per inch the program automatically changes the image dimensions. How do I manage that the image keeps its same dimensions when I change the amount of pixels per inch?
  11. Using the TD tool in the Borehole Manager

    I tried copying the above tabulated data into the text editor and it came out as a single column. When I try to attach a file the I am only allowed to upload a file that is 234 Kb or less (kind of inconvenient). Is there a way to increase the permitted file upload size?
  12. Closest Point option not working

    Hi, I am trying to use the Closest Point option with Rockworks 16 and it seems that it is not functioning correctly. I don´t get any kind of result whatsoever.
  13. Closest Point option not working

    OK. It looks like the problem is that I need to create a RwGRD first.
  14. Thanks Tom, I have another question. In the directional borehole trajectory sheet there is in the row dropdown menu to "go to" the first last or to a specific row number. Can that be modified so that I can select a specific value en any one of the data columns (specific true vertical depth or specific elevation, for example)? This would be really useful.
  15. Multiple striplogs of deviated wells against TVD

    Hi, I have experienced the same difficulty that Julia mentions. Just as Tom suggests, the only that I have found to create vertical logs of deviated well data is to make a copy of the well and change the azimuth to a constant value. However, I have found that setting the azimuth parallel to the view direction rather than perpendicular to it works fine for me. Regardless, a TVD log feature is imperative for a program like Rockworks and should be an "out of the box tool". For example, I believe that STRATER comes with the capability to create TVD logs alongside MD logs with no problem. This should not be a complicated change for Rockworks. Edward
  16. Snapping to lines and verticies in RW2D

    Hi Mitch, I will try to get an example to you so you can see what I am trying to do. The other thing is . . How are the Smart Snap points defined? Can they be user defined?
  17. Utilities Survey | XYZ -> Optimum Path, Request for Go To

    Hi Tom, Thanks. I have tried that but for example when I filter those values they do not necessarily get displayed in the order that I need. Is there a way to predetermine or at least reorder the rows so that they are ascending or descending based on the values en a given column?
  18. Hi, I am am using Rockworks 16 V.5 and am trying to display XYZ data columns in the data tables of the Borehole Manager but I do not see the menu option View/Show XYZ values option indicated in the Rockworks 16 Help file.
  19. displaying xyz values in data tables

    Yes Molly. For example, there are lost circulation zones (LCZ) at different elevations in different boreholes and I would like to use Rockworks to easily calculate the horizontal, vertical and true distances between them. For example, in directional well 12 I have LCZ at -270, -370 and -540 meters elevation and in well 1 which is a vertical well I have LCZ at -148 and -350 m elevation. I have also got a hypothetical borehole trajectory for an undrilled well (14) that passes near to both wells 12 and 1. Based on the local fault network, well 14 may not find a LCZ until -620 m. I would like to use Rockworks to easily determine the horizontal, vertical and true 3d distance between the LCZ in wells 1 and 12 with respect to the undrilled well 14. The best way that I have come up with is to go into the borehole orientation table for wells 1, 12 and 14 and copy the xyz coordinates at the specified elevations into Utilities table and then run the 3D lineation program. This works but it is not intuitive. Could you within he borehole data base something like a menu option (possibly within the same TD program) that allow me to specify the elevation or depth in specific enabled boreholes so that in effect they are read as if they were TDs and then the program gives results based on these parameters. I think that this would be the same as temporarily changing the TD of each borehole that is being analyzed to the depth / elevation where lost circulation zones occur or are expected.
  20. xyz survey calculation error

    Hi, In the Create Optimum Path Borehole Survey Table I select that the inclination should be listed as (Down = 0). However, the result is in terms of (Down = -90). This creates a problem when I copy and paste these values into the borehole manager because the borehole path does not plot correctly.
  21. xyz survey calculation error

    Thanks Tom, I'll try that and let you know.
  22. Hi, I am having a problem when I choose to change the values in a borehole orientation table. When I am planning a well, I frequently need to try different borehole construction arrangements and it is very convenient to just save a rwDat file of the Depth, Azmith and Inclination data and then just open it or close it as I need to to replace the current data. This works quite well but rather frequently I get an error message that says something like "Could not update the file because some data may have been changed since the last time it was opened" Could you look into this?
  23. Problems with the Borehole orientation table

    OK, thanks Tom. The next time that the error message comes up I will send you the actual text that comes up in the error message. It may be due to an error in the network connection, however I only notice this type of problem when I interchange different orientation table data. Normally, if it is only a matter of adding new data I do not get an error but changing entire tables still frequently cause an error.
  24. Hi, I've got a few questions. In file menu of the borehole manager there is the option to transfer borehole locations to the utilities table. Is there an easy to transfer other xyz data to the utilities table. For example if I have the symbols table open or any of the I-data, P-data or T-data tables open it would be very useful to be able to transfer those values (which are in measured depth) to xyz data in the Utilities table directly. I know that I can use the export multiple files option and save the data as separate Excel Files but that is kind of awkward (having to take the data out of Rockworks) and then putting it back in. Also, I would like to do the same kind of operation with directional borehole trajectory xyz data (at present the best way that I have found is copying and pasting directly into the Utilities table). It would be nice to be able to select a row or group of rows and transfer them directly to the Utilities table to make calculations. Another thing that I would like to do is to manipulate the axes of the the scatterplot change the axes from ascending to descending values and also that the workspace of the graph be show in the same dimensions as the graph that I am creating. Just one example might be graphing changes in hydraulic head with depth in the borehole. Another thing that I don't understand is why in the Easy Map option I have to have at least 3 points to create a simple flat map. What I mean is if I am given the coordinates of a sample location and wish to add it to a map it would be really conveniente to be able to create a Utilities table t, add additional column information like sample date, field team, elevation, et c and plot the point with the Easy Map option (with the additional information from other data columns that I wish to show). At the present time the only way that I have found to add a single point to a map is by making a symbol and assigning coordinates to it. Finally, what is the best way to share data from Rockworks to be used in Grapher, Surfer or STRATER which all use .dat files?
  25. xyz survey calculation error

    Hi, In addition to the apparent xyz survey calculation error, I do not understand why for the part of the borehole that is to be vertical (the section from the surface to the kick-off point) is not calculated or drawn as such. For example if I have a set of xyz data for my borehole location and the depth to the kick off point is 500 meters that is the same as saying the the set of xyz data for that point would be the same xy location and at 500 meters less elevation. That should give me a straight line but Rockworks does not calculate it that way but rather starts an easy curve from the surface to the first intersect point. How can this be resolved?